Buñol

From a distance Buñol appears as not a very pretty town as it is quite industrialised and has several huge dusty cement factories, however, the old part of town has some interesting historical features. The castle stands out on the highest part and looks down on the old town where one can see former noblemen's mansions, picturesque streets such as the Calle de la Sarten (Frying-Pan Street) and the church of Saint Peter the Apostle with its tiled dome and sturdy bell tower. The church houses sculptures and paintings of great artistic value. In the outlying part of town is the chapel dedicated to San Luis Beltrán, next to a spring and fountain of the same name to which, according to local legend, the saint gave eternal life. The archaeological museum is housed inside the castle.

There are numerous fountains in the town and in parks and gardens and nearby water features in scenic spots include the Turche cascade, the cave of the Maravillas, the Jara Ronquillo fountains and the river area known as Juanes.

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Google Map of Buñol

La Tomatina

Tomatina Bunol

Buñol is famous for its annual event called ‘La Tomatina’ held on the last Wednesday of August each year and it attracts more than 20,000 visitors. This is the worlds biggest food fight where 90,000 pounds of tomatoes are trucked in to the town to be used as ammunition on anything that moves.

In an effort to draw more tourism into the small town of Buñol, La Tomatina has blossomed into a full-blown fiesta that coincides with the festival for the town's patron saint. For a week leading up to the epic battle, the town of Buñol, is filled with parades, fireworks, food and street parties. Visit the official website for more information, advice and rules of the game !

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